Metin Kucukkaya

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The ANK device was developed for the treatment of fractures of the lateral malleolus occurring with rupture of the syndesmosis. While it provides the anatomic reduction of the fracture and the syndesmosis, it allows the physiologic movements of the fibula. It is not used for comminuted fractures of the lateral malleolus and in cases where fibular medullary(More)
The Taylor Spatial Frame uses a computer program-based six-axis deformity analysis. However, there is often a residual deformity after the initial correction, especially in deformities with a rotational component. This problem can be resolved by recalculating the parameters and inputting all new deformity and mounting parameters. However, this may(More)
The efficacy of the Ilizarov method in the management of the long bone defect is well established. There have been rare reports about the use of the Ilizarov method in the bone defect caused from childhood osteomyelitis. In this article, the authors present results of seven patients with childhood chronic hematogenous osteomyelitis of the tibia who were(More)
OBJECTIVES This retrospective review evaluates the efficiency of standard intramedullary Kirschner wires for the treatment of unstable diaphyseal forearm fractures in children. DESIGN Retrospective review. SETTING Large teaching and research hospital in Turkey. PATIENTS Thirty-one patients with diaphyseal forearm fractures were treated by surgical(More)
A retrospective review of 40 children aged 4 to 10 years with 46 femur fractures treated with open reduction and plate fixation is presented. Follow-up time was 6.3 years (range 2.5-17.5). There were no nonunions. One case of osteomyelitis and one refracture occurred. Leg-length discrepancy averaging 1.2 cm (range 0.4-1.8), with lengthening on the operated(More)
The treatment of avascular necrosis of the femoral head in children is still being debated. We performed articulated distraction in 11 children with avascular necrosis of the femoral head between March 1994 and February 1997. The reasons for avascular necrosis were: Perthes disease in eight patients, fracture of the femoral neck in two, and complication(More)
Nine feet of eight patients with neurologic foot deformities caused from poliomyelitis, Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease, and traumatic nerve injury were treated with V-osteotomy and the Ilizarov method. A painless and plantigrade foot was obtained in all but one patient. A residual deformity occurred in this case because of the soft-tissue problems during the(More)
BACKGROUND Specific anatomic variations of the ankle mortise may predispose people to ankle sprains. HYPOTHESIS There is a correlation between a higher malleolar index (posteriorly positioned fibula) and incidence of ankle sprain. STUDY DESIGN Prospective case control study. METHODS We compared the malleolar index (transverse plane of the talus) on(More)
A multiplanar foot deformity is defined by the presence of more than one deformity affecting the foot. These deformities may develop in any plane, including the frontal, sagittal, or transverse planes. This article focuses on the treatment of multiplanar neuromuscular foot deformities with external fixation, reviewing the indications, preoperative planning,(More)
BACKGROUND Lengthening nails have been used to correct limb length discrepancy caused by different etiologies, as well as for post-traumatic reasons. Two important lengthening nail-related complications are damage to the distraction mechanism and femoral fractures around the nail tip. As a result of the curved anatomy of the femur, straight nails impinge on(More)